Originally Posted by Sudzinsky
Is it helpful to learn in these public freerolls dealing with all the maniacs out there while working on these individual aspects of my game? I should say, will it help me in real money games?
Well, no. If by "real money games" you mean cash tables, I think you could actually hurt your progress by thinking that what happens in a big public freeroll is "real." If you plan on focusing on tournaments, I guess they're O.K. to get your feet wet and to start getting yourself into good habits with regards to the different stages of tournament play, but you're going to get frustrated very quickly. Smaller private freerolls are the way to go if you must.
Regarding your question about depositing - try and get a rakeback deal on any site you're going to deposit on (google it, there's lots of places that offer it). Some places don't offer rakeback - like pokerstars
, for example - so look for a good first deposit bonus OR sometimes you can get free tracking software, look around before you just plunk down some cash there's some good deals out there.
Hope I helped, good luck!